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A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor

A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
How can we make school a joyful experience without sacrificing rigor? What's the best way to measure true learning? What's the purpose of school? The founders and teachers at the PlayMaker School, an all-game based school in Los Angeles, are asking those big, hairy questions that all teachers grapple with. At the PlayMaker School, they're trying to find their own answers through their constantly morphing, complex experiment. Here are their thoughts about these issues, in their own words.
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Utopia? Well, they seem to be successful... and happy!

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]

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Many teachers should read this... probably those who think they shouldn't

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Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, June 12, 7:34 PM

Some important issues to consider when preparing for becoming ICT literate and competent.

Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 10:36 AM

very very good

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 13, 10:57 AM

The teacher has to be digitally savvy to engage next generation students.

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Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly

Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Evolution of storytelling created for iversity.com.


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Very interesting infographic about storytelling. It shows really relevant present approaches that must be seriously considered in education

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Marta Torán's curator insight, April 6, 5:56 AM

Genial!

Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 10, 6:04 PM

Another interesting infographic

Andrea Robotti's curator insight, July 1, 5:04 AM

Interessante excursus storico sullo storytelling...ma ci rendiamo conto che andando indietro di millenni la la storia dell'uomo è sempre stata accompagnata dalal necessità di raccontarsi?

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Why I Still Believe in Badges

Why I Still Believe in Badges | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
“Badges are plots by for-profit institutions to disrupt state-funded higher education. It's all about money and trying to turn a public good into a privatized for-profit revenue stream.

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, April 2, 9:08 AM

I set up a badge system, but am finding it hard to manage with all the different classes I have. I would love to see how other teachers are using badges and how they manage them.

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Why the Next 10 Years of Educational Technologies will Smash the Last 10 | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community

Why the Next 10 Years of Educational Technologies will Smash the Last 10 | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

When you think about the advance of technology in society in the last decade, the progress has been phenomenal – just take a look at these examples to see how far we have come in such a short space of time. Now, think about education. Think about the technology in your school ten years ago – perhaps a computer suite with an unreliable bank of PC’s; CD-ROMs; discs; slow, irrelevant programs; staff scared of using IT; and so on.

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Entertaining article. Future trends modifying present ideas?

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom - Edutopia

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom - Edutopia | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true?"


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Social Media... Why are we sooo afraid of using it in class?

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, March 3, 10:46 AM

Quiz!!!

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, March 3, 12:32 PM

Guía de Medios Sociales Para El aula.

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A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Improvement and execellence on the go... ICT in the classroom

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The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education - Edudemic | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
How do you motivate students who don't care about grades? You take a turn with badges in education and see how different results can come about.
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Badges... they are coming for good!!

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10 Major Technology Trends in Education -- THE Journal

According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point"; and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey from Project Tomorrow.
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How to Change Education - Ken Robinson - YouTube

Sir Ken Robinson addresses the fundamental economic, cultural, social and personal purposes of education. He argues that education should be personalised to ...
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One more great approach from Sir Ken Robinson

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How Video Games Are Changing Education

How Video Games Are Changing Education | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Schools have found an alternative way to equip children with flexible and adaptive skills by allowing them to learn through playing video games.
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Comprehensive infography displaying scenarios we find when introducing games in education... typologies, competencies and skills covered.

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Tonya D Harris's curator insight, January 27, 6:44 PM

List of recommended games that are tailored to academic subjects. 

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Excellent Videos OnThe Use of Augmented Reality Apps by Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Videos OnThe Use of Augmented Reality Apps by Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"Below are some good videos I got a few days ago on examples of how some augmented reality apps are being used with kids to help them improve their learning. If the concept of augmented reality if all new to you then here is a brief definition of it: Augmented Reality is exactly what the name implies: an augmented version of realty created by mixing technology with the known world. It might be a distorted, augmented, or less augmented version of the actual world but in its basic form, augmented reality is a simulation or rather a way of superimposing digital contents into the real context."


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Hands-on experience is the best way to learn about the use of new techniques, and here's the best example!

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Rachael Jones's curator insight, October 18, 2013 1:10 AM

The Department of Citizenship & Immigration in Australia created an augmented reality app for Harmony day which was AWESOME. I'm all for this near-holographic technology in classrooms! Best thing is - it's technology that gets students out of their chairs and keeps them engaged while they walk around exploring the 360 degree augmented "reality".

NASA also made a cool Mars Rover app.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, October 19, 2013 12:11 AM

This offers fascinating possiblities. Just need to sync the equipment and OS

montse lzluzuriaga's curator insight, January 5, 2:41 PM

ideos n ayudar a enfocar el uso de realidad aumentada en el aula.

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BadgeOS

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Badge creation system: Rationale and resources to implement this system... A pack to turn wordpress into a badge system for our classroom management... worth reading, indeed

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 5, 2013 6:18 PM

Mr Garcia knows how to hack us!

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The Future of E-Ducation: The Impact of Technology and Analytics on the Education Industry

This groundbreaking EdTech study examines the way that modern technology is bringing remarkable innovation into the educational sector; a field which has historically remained fairly fixed and traditional for centuries. The report analyses the degree to which education is being made into a universally accessible, innovative, personalized, and adaptive experience, and finds that the these changes will be pivotal for achieving the United Nations’ goal of universal education by 2015.

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For those who really want to know what needs to be done in the future.

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Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, June 2, 5:25 AM

Food for thought

Chris B. Olds's curator insight, June 4, 10:47 AM

A nation of un-educated / ignorant Voters ?  no more business as usual in Washington D.C. for the American Govt..  The American people are on to you, and we're not gonna take it anymore.  You big fat lazy greedy "Lifer" politicians had better get ready to go get a Job.  

N Kaspar's curator insight, June 7, 11:29 PM

A great overview of the possibilities for technology to impact education - not only in distributed learning programs but also in brick and mortar schools.  Worth a look.

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Flipped Classroom Resources | RIT Teaching & Learning Services

Flipped Classroom Resources | RIT Teaching & Learning Services | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

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Nice clarifying infographic for those who still couldn't make out one from the other.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, June 20, 11:24 AM

Be sure to catch the resources at the end of the infographic. Once on their site just click the last tab in the row below that says, "What's the Difference between Flipped and Blended Classes?" to see the entire infographic. 

Audrey's curator insight, June 25, 5:40 PM

This model is excellent when used with topics created for A level learning  on www.hotmoodle.com.   

 

 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, July 8, 1:00 PM

Flipped and blended learning

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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.
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Demanding, challenging, ambitious... but necessary!!

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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.

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Worth reading... we need to bridge that gap for good!!

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sandra alvaro's curator insight, March 17, 8:43 AM

Between societal changes and technological breakthroughs, it’s become abundantly clear that the human brain is transforming the way it processes and learns information. While there are many discussions about whether or not this is good or bad for us as a society, it’s definitely a change.

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, March 21, 6:06 AM

Interesting insights, American-based, but applicable worldwide. 

Serge Dielens * Soci(et)al Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, March 23, 6:20 AM

L'école est-elle (loin-très loin-trop loin) à la traîne en Belgique?

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Minecraft en el aula | Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la educación | Educa con TIC

Minecraft en el aula | Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la educación | Educa con TIC | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Good example of best practices. How to use Minecraft in the classroom (in Spanish)

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How To Start Using Augmented Reality In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Start Using Augmented Reality In The Classroom - Edudemic | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality (AR) allows teachers and students to extend the physical world with a virtual overlay. Whether you have iPad, Android, or a smartphone, scanning a trigger in the physical world with an AR app allows a new layer of information to appear. This information could be a link to a web site, a video, …
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A very good introduction for newbies!!

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10 Major Technology Trends in Education -- THE Journal

10 Major Technology Trends in Education -- THE Journal | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point"; and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey from Project Tomorrow.

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Wayan Eka Budiartha's curator insight, March 6, 4:56 AM

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Monty Bell's curator insight, March 6, 10:23 AM

Most of this we already know, but the data helps clarify for educators the need to look forward and how tech is woven into what we do, how we teach and how we learn. 

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, March 7, 10:21 AM

Interesting ideas about where education is headed!  Keeping up with the technology may be difficult but necessary.  

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How To Implement Blended Learning - Edudemic

How To Implement Blended Learning - Edudemic | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Blended learning can be a great way to make use of whatever technology tools you do have, rather than needing specific technology that you don’t have. Blended learning doesn’t require you to have a 1:1 classroom, a certain number of iPads, or particular software, though you can put any and all of those things to …
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Can blended learning be taken into consideration in foreign language learning?

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The Classroom and the Cloud: A Bright Forecast for 2020

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What will the classroom of 2020 look like? As I look ahead, many of the trends we're seeing today will continue to expand learning beyond the classroom walls to connect educators, students and real-w
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Simple ideas... but they crisply summarize the way things are moving

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Todos los recursos que necesitas para diseñar aplicaciones móviles - 40deFiebre

Todos los recursos que necesitas para diseñar aplicaciones móviles - 40deFiebre | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
¿Quieres diseñar una aplicación móvil y no sabes por dónde empezar? Don´t panic! Empecemos por el principio: recopilando unos cuantos recursos para diseñar y prototipar tu aplicación.

 

Places where we can build up our layouts for apps.

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Spanish website with useful links to apps and resources whwre we can give shape to our ideas about creating apps... Scaffolding from foundations is paramount in creation, and these apps provide with the tools to sketch up those ideas.

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How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter

How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Writing used to be strictly an in-school activity. Now, kids do 40 percent of their writing outside of school. Called “life writing,” young adults’ social writing spans texts, tweets, social media, and blogs -- and all of it’s making kids more literate.


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16s3d's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:02 AM

Histoire de recadrer les pessismistes et passéistes: l'écriture est plus que jamais vivace!

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 1, 2013 4:28 PM

I can't believe kids are doing more than 40% of their writing outside of school. "Life writing" may make grammar teachers cringe, but at least students are engaging with others and sharing ideas in this format.

Catherine Byrd Bushby's curator insight, June 21, 10:13 PM

That's why we need to bring social writing into school.

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Credly - Customize Badges

Credly - Customize Badges | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Credly is the universal way to recognize, share and celebrate achievement in any setting. Give and earn credit, credentials, or digital badges that matter.

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For those who think badges are a possible way to engage and motivate students. Create your own taylor-made badges .

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 10, 2013 3:05 PM

Terrific Badge economy created by the folks at Learning Times, lots of free horsepower here!

Ian Fairhurst's curator insight, November 18, 2013 1:54 PM

Online Community Motivation and Rewards Systems - Give Credit Where Credit is Due

Ian Fairhurst's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:12 PM
Online Community Feedback, Motivation and Rewards Systems